Rhode Island to launch tax amnesty plan; further details to be released Thursday

Rhode Island to launch tax amnesty plan; further details to be released Thursday



PROVIDENCE – Have overdue taxes owed in Rhode Island? The state is offering those with outstanding debt an opportunity to settle on what they owe.

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will launch a Tax Amnesty program on Dec. 1. The purpose of the program is to assist taxpayers and help them catch up on overdue state income taxes.

The amnesty program, which will run through Feb. 15, 2018, offers those who pay off their back taxes a 25 percent reduction on interest and will waive any additional fees. The amnesty program applies to any taxes owed on or prior to Dec. 31, 2016.

Paul Grimaldi, spokesman for the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, said Tax Administrator Neena S. Savage will discuss further details of the amnesty program on Thursday morning during a press conference in the Department of Administration building in Providence.

For more information on the state’s tax amnesty program, visit www.taxamnesty.ri.gov.

– Sun staff


 
 
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